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Tytthoscincus panchorensis GRISMER, MUIN, WOOD JR, ANUAR & LINKEM, 2016

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBukit Panchor Forest Skink 
SynonymTytthoscincus panchorensis GRISMER, MUIN, WOOD JR, ANUAR & LINKEM 2016 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Pulau Pinang)

Type locality: Bukit Panchor, State Park, Pulau Pinang, Peninsular Malaysia (N 05°09'13.6", E 100°32'46.6"; 79 m elev.)  
TypesHolotype. LSUHC 12511, Adult male, collected by M. A. Muin on 6 January 2013 from a pitfall trap. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet panchorensis is in reference to the type locality of the Bukit Panchor State Park, Pulau Pinang, Peninsular Malaysia. The suffix -ensis is from the Latin word for “from, of” or “from a place” and renders the specific epithet an adjective. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; MOHD ABDUL MUIN, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., SHAHRUL ANUAR, & CHARLES W. LINKEM 2016. The transfer of two clades of Malaysian Sphenomorphus Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae) into the genus Tytthoscincus Linkem, Diesmos, & Brown and the description of a new Malaysian swamp-dwelling species Zootaxa 4092 (2): 231–242 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.Lee; Perry L. Wood, Jr., Kelvin K. P. Lim & Lim J. Liang 2017. A new species of swamp-dwelling skink (Tytthoscincus) from Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 65: 574–584 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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